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columbus, cleveland. those are the high numbers that the president, scott, is too close to call there tonight my campaign sources say. >> pelley: jan, thank you. the president of course has been working ohio just as hard. it is key to the president's election tonight if he is to be re-elected tonight. if he can win ohio, he can effectively block the romney campaign. and nancy cordes is covering the uniquobama campaign. she's in chicago tonight. nancy you spent quite a bit of time in ohio as well. >> i sure did, scott. the other day was a perfect example. we're five days out from election day. the president spentsdz the you're day barn storming ohio. heads home to the whitehouse to sleep and then comes right back out to ohio in the morning. to give you a sense of just sowch he naifers this one state, he held 101 campaign rallies across the country he this election season. 26 of them, more than a quarter were in one state, ohio. and he wasn't just in the big cities, he went to the suburbs, he went to small towns. and the main reason that the ohio campaign focused so heavily on thi
Nov 6, 2012 7:30pm EST
democrats, but he thinks he can pick up the votes. columbus, cleveland, those are high numbers for the president. it's too close to call there my campaign sources say. >> jan, thank you. the president has been working ohio just as hard. it is key to the president's election tonight if he is to be reelected tonight. if he can win ohio, he can effectively block the romney campaign and nancy cortis is covering the obama campaign. you spent time in ohio as well. >> reporter: i sure did, scott. it was a perfect example. we were out five days from election day. the president spends the entire day barn storming ohio, heads to the white house to sleep and comes right back out to ohio in the morning. to give you a sense of just how much he favored this one state, he held 101 campaign rallies across the country this campaign season. 26 of them, more than a quarter, were in one state, ohio and he wasn't just in the big cities. he went to suburbs and small towns. the main reason the obama campaign felt their chances were better in ohio than say virginia or florida was because of the auto industry.
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the newspapers in ohio tonight. this is the front main of the columbus dispatch obama wins with ohio. it was ohio that put the president over the top in the 270 electoral votes needed to win the whitehouse. and dean reynolds has been spending a lot of time in ohio for us covering that state because we knew it would very likely be the state to tip the balance and sure enough it was. dean. >> scott you know the thing that we noticed here when we got here, it seems like five, six weeks ago is the size of the obama footprint in this state. i mean it just dwarfs gone romney -- governor romney's efforts. there was 130 field offices and a lot of them have been here for four years. there were countless staffers, paid as well as volunteers versus about 40 offices for the governor. and he had to share those with the republican national committee regularly. i saw those ads that you folks were talking about earlier this evening, and they were devastating going right after governor romney's record at bain capital. i also kept hearing about the bailout from workers in ohio who were very high on th